Object StatementRadiogram, SK55 Phonosuper radio and record player, metal / plastic / timber/ electronic components / rubber, designed by Hans Gugelot in collaboration with Hochschule für Gestaltung (Ulm) School of Design, made by Braun AG, Frankfurt, Germany, 1958, made by Braun AG, West Germany, 1963
Physical DescriptionA combination radio and record player housed in a rectangular white lacquered sheet steel unit with shorter sides of polished elm, and a hinged clear perspex lid, which opens for access to the turntable amd controls. The turntable has a rubber and steel grey arm, and grey stylus. Three cylindrical grey knobs placed vertically to the right of the arm, control volume, base and treble. The rectangular radio dial is on the far right, and aligned along the bottom of the operating surface, five small grey rectangular buttons for on/off and radio/phono mode selector. Along the front side are three square blocks of slits for speakers and ventilation. The back has a switch for tape and speaker sockets, and 240 ohm socket. On the bottom is a removeable masonite sheet and a grey power cord extends from the back.
MarksOn the base: 'Braun SK 55 vor Feuchtigkeit Schutzen. Vor Abnehmen Der'.
'Braun' makers logo on top centre of radiogram in black.